24 Things to Do on a Sunday Now That Football is Over
Now that football season is over, you no longer have to dedicate an entire day to cheering on your Fantasy team. Having trouble deciding what to do with all of your newfound free time? We came up with a list of things to do on a Sunday based on the things you like:
Things that you will find on this list: drinking, food, and more of life's pleasantries
Things you won't find on this list: jury duty, dinner with your in-laws, helping someone move
For those who want to eat
1. Go to brunch, obviously.
Nothing screams Sunday more than getting brunch (except maybe going to church). But enough about that. Round up the troops, and head to your favorite local spot. Put in about three hours of food and drinks, and you just had yourself a Sunday.
2. Learn how to make a restaurant-worthy meal.
Sharpen your kitchen skills but get fed in the process with a cooking class. Learn a new recipe and then congratulate yourself by promptly eating that meal.
3. Eat a copious amount of cheese for dinner.
"Fondue doesn't really interest me," —said no one ever.
4. Dust off your cookbook.
We all know you're not whipping up a three-course meal after work Monday-Friday. Take a break from frozen pizzas by finally making one of those dishes you've been eyeing from the cookbook on your shelf.
For those who want to relax
5. De-stress with a massage.
Everyone gets tense. Take your Sunday to unwind, de-stress, and hopefully get some of that tension out with a relaxing massage.
6. Get that haircut you've been putting off.
The weekend is the best time to change up (or just cut) your hair so that you're polished and ready for Monday morning with minimal effort on your end. Plus, is there anything better than getting your hair shampooed for you?
7. Make your own at-home spa.
You don't have to the drop big bucks on a luxurious day spa to reap the benefits. Throw yourself a spa day with a face mask, aromatherapy, mood music, and maybe even a massager. Maybe when your alarm rings come Monday morning you won't feel as tired. We said maybe.
8. Take yourself on a movie date.
Catch the flick that everyone in the office won't stop talking about before you hear any more spoilers. Opt for one of those updated theaters that have the seats that recline for optimum leisure to your heart's desire. There's nothing better than catching a flick on a Sunday night.
For those who want to drink
9. Learn how beer is made, and then drink it.
Most people drink their favorite alcoholic beverages regularly without even thinking twice about where they came from. Spend the day touring and tasting, where you can learn and drink—simultaneously.
10. Paint and drink.
Ernest Hemingway said "Write drunk, edit sober," and we're guessing the same applies to painting. Grab a friend (or a couple), a bottle of wine (or a couple), and get to painting. Hint: The more you drink, the better your art will look. Trust us.
11. Check out a new bar.
We all have the local bars that we fall back on. Take the time to scope out a new joint you heard about from your friends at work to see what all the buzz is about. Perhaps the new spot will be playing some old football games to relive the past season.
12. Do a DIY wine tasting with friends.
Spending the day at a winery makes you feel fancy and, typically, drunk. But hosting a wine tasting can be just as fun, and not only because you can control the amount poured. Stock up on several bottles of white, red, and sparkling wine and serve some appetizers like cheese and fruit to complement the flavors.
For those who want to be entertained
13. Attend an impromptu concert.
Check out the artists that are in town, and snag some tickets to a live show. Sometimes you can get tickets for a less than face value on the day of the concert.
14. Save the world (and yourself).
Gather your most crime-obsessed friends to see if together you can beat the clock and escape. Disclaimer: Choose your team wisely, as high-stress environments can bring out the worst in some people.
15. Host an old-fashioned game night.
When's the last time you felt the pure joy of winning an intense game of Scrabble? Odds are, it's been awhile. Pick up some of your favorite board games (except Monopoly because who has the time?), and invite your most competitive friends over for game night.
16. Reclaim your bowling average.
Remind yourself (and your friends) how good or bad you are at bowling. Most lanes have beer and food to indulge in and arcade games for some old-fashioned, elementary fun.
For those who want to be artsy
17. Browse your museum's current exhibits.
It's highly possible you've already hit your city's big museums, but the exhibits are always changing. Find one you haven't been to in awhile, and spend a few hours browsing. When in doubt, head to the aquarium. No one ever gets sick of seeing a penguin. This is just a fact.
18. Stretch your stress out.
Fitness classes are a great activity choice, but in our opinion, the less exercise done on a Sunday, the better. Instead, opt for a yoga class, which is challenging yet relaxing since nearly every practice ends in a pose called Savasana, or what we like to call "a short nap."
19. Make your own dishware.
Nurture your crafty side with a pottery class. It will keep you busy, improve your coordination, and make last-minute gifting easy with the surplus of unique mugs and pots you'll make.
20. See your future.
Want to get in touch with your spiritual side? Go see a psychic. We can't guarantee there will be any crystal balls involved, but we also can't say there will won't be any either.
For those who want to be productive
21. Organize your closet.
Sound boring? Most likely. But does your closet need it? Also most likely. Get some efficient storage tools and racks, make a playlist of your favorite tunes, and start organizing. Try not to tear up when hanging your favorite NFL jersey. This may take awhile.
22. Get your oil changed.
Not the most exciting task, but it just needs to be done. Then, maybe your dad will stop bugging you about it.
23. Prep your meals for the week.
Free up your precious after-work Monday-Friday evenings by prepping your food for the week. Dust off your crockpot, utilize the food storage containers in your cupboard and start cooking.
24. Take back control of your electronics.
Clear out your inbox. Delete your fantasy football bracket bookmark. Unsubscribe from any spam or unwanted emails. Organize your desktop. Stop hitting "Remind Me Tomorrow" on your computer's updates. Have a technology cleanup day, and feel good about it...until you look at your inbox Monday morning.